Pokemon

Artist reveals what Pokemon would look like in real life – and it’s terrifying

Published: 22/Feb/2021 20:56

by Brent Koepp

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A viral social media post gave the Pokemon community nightmares after showing just how terrifying ‘mon would actually be in the real world.

For many kids of the 90s, it was a childhood dream for Pokemon to exist one day. After all, who wouldn’t want to set off on a journey to catch their favorite ‘mon in the real world?

However, a viral tweet had fans thinking twice about wanting the RPG to become a reality after showcasing just how much some Pokemon would be nightmare fuel in real life.

Screenshot of Hoenn Legendary Kyogre in Pokemon anime.
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The Hoenn Legendary is actually pretty terrifying in real life.

Viral post shows how terrifying Pokemon actually are

Some of the most popular Pokemon throughout the series’ eight generations are massive creatures like Ruby & Sapphire’s Kyogre. The Legendary whale is without a doubt one of the most epic characters in the franchise.

Pokefan ‘Eclipse’ showed just how terrifying Legendary ‘mon would actually be in real life after re-posting artwork created by artist ‘Andres Bordoni‘ who makes Go edits.

“Can you imagine Legendary Pokemon IRL like f**k, we done” the fan wrote, while posting Bordoni’s picture of Kyogre lurking beneath the ocean’s surface.  The monster’s glowing eyes and grin is absolute nightmare fuel.

The Pokemon community found the IRL Kyogre picture terrifying too, such as one fan who wrote, “This picture legitimately makes me feel sick from the thought of just seeing that.” Another replied, “Unless I have a Master Ball at that very moment, I don’t want it. Kyogre be low-key terrifying.”

After the tweet went viral, Eclipse posted a second picture from the Go artist, this time depicting a Shiny Gyrados rising up from the sea as it’s getting ready to unleash a powerful attack.

In the series’ lore, Kyogre is technically not as big as you would think. Although its Primal form would be absolutely terrifying if it existed in the real world. All things aside, the whale’s smile is pretty darn creepy regardless.

The viral posts sparked up an interesting discussion where most fans pointed out that even regular Pokemon such as Pikachu would be deadly in real life. Can you imagine seeing a Scyther while walking down the street? Nightmare fuel indeed.

Overwatch

Bronze Overwatch streamer explains how he climbed to Grandmaster

Published: 23/Feb/2021 19:29

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch Twitch streamer Asa has been playing the game since all the way back in Season 4 where he began his journey down in Bronze. Despite placing so far down the rank totem pole, he managed to eventually reach GM, but how?

Ranking up in Overwatch can be a serious grind. After playing five placement games on a desired role, the game will put you in a skill rating tier ranging all the way Bronze to Master with players then having to win to reach Grandmaster.

This grind can take a long time, however. Wins earn players around 20 SR, so the journey from say a 2,500 Platinum Rank to 3,500 Master can take many matches.

For Asa, he first began with only 800 SR, but over time, he managed to climb through multiple ranks to reach the highest peak he’s at today with 4,018.

Speaking to Dexerto, the 16-year-old explained how he managed to pull it off and the challenges he faced along the way.

One major problem he had to overcome was hardware limitations. “The hardware I used was awful. Dealing with an awful setup was the main thing that held me back,” he explained.

“Hardware improvement was a very gradual process, and although it helps, it doesn’t define a player,” he added. “You can play on 60fps with a $10 mouse and be better than someone with a decked out setup.”

Hanzo looks on shocked
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Going from Bronze to GM is an impressive feat.

According to Asa, his biggest improvement method came from playing in an organized setting and joining a team. “I found coaching there and over the years it has shaped me as a player the most out of anything. I highly recommend looking into organized teamplay if you’re trying to improve because it truly is an incredible source for learning.”

Despite going from Bronze to Gold in just two seasons, he did face some difficulties in Platinum and Diamond before eventually breaking through to reach Masters and Grandmaster four seasons later.

That all said, the Canadian believes the best way for anyone stuck in low ELOs to “realize that you’re no better than your teammates and you deserve the rank you have.”

Sombra activates EMP on Lijang Control Center
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Ranking up can be a serious grind.

“A lot of players in all ranks struggle with ego, and I used to as well. The only true way to climb is to understand what level you’re at and working hard at trying to improve. It’s a pretty simple formula: you get better than the people at your rank, you win more games. Simple as that,” the streamer stated.

For anyone currently stuck in ELO hell, following in Asa’s footsteps could be as simple as setting your ego aside and focusing on yourself. After all, if he can do it, what’s stopping you?